Solidworks for Dummiesby Greg Jankowski
SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies shows you how easy it/i>
SolidWorks 2006 is a solid modeling program that goes beyond 3D capabilities. Since its initial release over a decade ago, it has transformed the way its users create, express, and document a design. But with so many functions to remember, it can be hard to design an image exactly the way you want it to look.
SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies shows you how easy it is to create precision 3D drawings and utilize its other functions. This straightforward, plain-English guide provides all you need to know to take advantage of SolidWorks 2006’s cool functions and controls. You’ll discover how to:
- Create sound, robust 2D sketches
- Examine design intent
- Design and model a part and the virtual prototype
- Design drawings using basic controls
- Create drawings automatically
- Edit your design’s visual properties, dimensions, and features
- Maintain old drawing files
- Print and plot your designs
- Improve your project by working with others
- Extend and reuse your design information
The bonus CD-ROM features product demonstrations that show you how to use key parts of the program, examples of various add-on products that can help you get the most from SolidWorks, and case studies that show how other companies in different industries work with SolidWorks. Packed with tips and tricks on becoming more proficient with this program, as well as resources for further referencing and inspiration, SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies is the ultimate guide that will get you familiar with the program and start building!
Meet the Author
Greg Jankowski is the Customer Satisfaction Manager at SolidWorks Corporation. Greg is a veteran (translation—been doing this longer than he cares to admit) in the CAD industry with experience using SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and Computervision CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design and developmental positions. Greg was the Principal at CIMCo, a SolidWorks Solution Partner since SolidWorks 95.
Greg is the author of the book SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. In addition, he authored and developed the SolidWorks Workstation benchmark. Greg is also the author of the Cadalyst magazine column “Solid Thinking” and is a regular columnist in the SolidWorks Express newsletter.
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